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. she's known as di=fi, but california's senior senator was more like di=feisty today. dianne feinstein tearing into texas senator ted cruz, a tea party republican. the exchange came as a senate committee approved her proposed ban on assault weapons. and senator cruz tried to deliver what she called a "lecture" about the constitution. >> one, i'm not a sixth grader. senator, i've been on this committee for twenty years. i was a mayor for nine years, i walked in, i saw people shot. i've looked at bodies that have been shot by these weapons. nearly 25 years ago, when feinstein was a san francisco supervisor, she was witness to a double murder just a few steps from her office at city hall. >> both mayor moscone and supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. she says the horror of that day has never left her. >> i can not get out of my mind trying to find a pulse in someone and putting fingers in a bullet hole. i can not get out of my mind walking into a crime and seeing the brain matter all over the carnage. in 1994, she sponsored a federal ban on assault weapons, which expired ten
meeting. >> senator dianne feinstein admitted that she had her gun ban bill ready to go a year ago. tucked away in a drawer, just waiting for the right opportunity. really? waiting for an unspeakable tragedy to push her political agenda? >> we'll start with this. we're going to start with guns and the showdown that everyone is talking about. senator dianne feinstein clashed with freshman senator ted cruz. feinstein says cruz patronized her with an unsolicited civics lesson on gun legislation. let's get straight to our panel now. cnn contributor and political consultant margaret hoover in washington, patricia murphy, founder of jane politics, here in atlanta, and democratic strategy jamaal simmons in washington. this has created some fireworks everywhere. patricia, i want to start with you. what is your take on the feinstein/cruz smackdown? >> i have many takes. i think cruz was out of line. senator feinstein is a 20-year veteran of the judiciary committee, wrote first bill on the assault weapons ban, she doesn't need a lecture on the constitution. in addition to being rude to her, this man
feinstein went head-to-head with some of her colleagues there. she got over the last hurdle before the senate now have to vote but the feeling is the senate will not vote for an assault weapons ban. let's see a little clip of dianne feinstein in action today. >> it seems to me that all of us could begin as our foundational document with the constitution. >> i'm not a sixth grader. senator, i have been on this committee for 20 years. it's fine you want to lecture me on the constitution. i appreciate it. just know i've been here for a long time. i come from a different place than you do. i respect your view. i ask you to respect my view. >> mia, you have 14 children, including 10 adopted kids. sandy hook many felt would be a tipping point in the gun violence debate in america but already, you can see it hitting stumbling blocks up in washington. most senators preferring not to engage in some spat with the nra and playing safe. what do you make of what is going on at the moment? >> i think they're really cowardly because they know in their hearts there's no need -- we're talking about
a war of words on capitol hill pitting veteran democratic senator dianne feinstein of california against ted cruz of texas. here's how it went down. >> what she thinks that the fourth amendment's protection against searches and she is sures could apply to only the specified individuals and not to the individuals that congress has deemed outside the protection. >> it's fine you want to lecture me on the constitution. i appreciate it just know i've been here for a long time. i passed on a number of bills. i study the constitution myself. i am reasonably well educated and i thank you for the lecture. >> democrats did push the feinstein sponsored bill through the committee. it's now before the full senate where it is not expected to survive. >>> another senator is shaking things up on capitol hill. this time it's republican senator rob portman of ohio. after voting for the defense of marriage act in 1996, portman now says he supports same-sex marriage because one of his sons is gay. portman says his turnaround gang two years ago when his son, will, told his parents that he is gay. >>> pope f
if that was proposed by california senator dianne feinstein. if she was clearly angry when a member of the tea party and senate colleague tried to " educate " kerr about the constitution. >> i am not a sixth grader. senator i have been on this committee for 20 years. i was a mayor for nine years and i walked in and saw people shot. i have looked at dead bodies that have been shot with these weapons. i have seen the bullets and the sandy hooke elementary students that were killed. >> the measure now goes to the full senate for consideration. it is going to be a tough fight, because of opposition by the in are a and an expected filibuster by republicans. feinstein is hoping that president obama can help fight the ban like president clinton did for her bill back in the '90s. the president has been pushing for tighter gun since the great school shooting at connecticut. >> the families of some of the children killed in the sandy hooke elementary school shooting at connecticut were in san francisco. they joined bay area leaders to mark the three month anniversary of the massacre and announced an initiativ
back, killing him. >>> well, senator dianne feinstein's assault weapons ban will probably be approved today. it's expected to go through on a party line vote but it will have a tough time when it comes to the senate vote. feinstein says she needs all of the help she can get because she will be facing what she calls an 800-pound gorilla, the nra. >>> silicon valley investors is announcing ways to curb gun violence. capitalists and other investors have formed the technology committee. they will be joined by parents of victims of the newtown school shooting. it will be at the bill graham civic auditorium. >>> a policy to ease overcrowding in state prisons may be responsible for a rising number of sex offenders violating their parole. the san francisco examiner reports the number of sex offenders who have violated parole in california increased 15% since a realignment policy took effect 17 years ago. in san francisco the number of sex offenders violating parole rose from 72 to 84. the realignment policy calls for parole violaters to be sent to county jails instead of prison. many serve li
approved an assault weapon ban that was proposed by california senator dianne feinstein. >> she was clearly angry when a tea party colleagues i told her about the constitution. >> i am not a sixth grader. senator i have been on this committee for 20 years. i was a mayor for nine years. i walked in, saw people shot, i have looked at bodies that have been shot with these weapons. >> i have seen the bullets that imposed. in sandy hook younger toward dismembered. >> the measure now goes to the full senate for consideration. it is going to be a tough fight. because of opposition by the nra and expected filibuster by republicans. >> feinstein is helping president obama and help fight for the band like president clinton did for her back in the '90s. the president has been pushing for tighter gun control since the great school shooting in connecticut. >> will follow the story. >> the families of some of the children killed in the shooting were in san francisco. >> they joined bay area leaders to mark the three month anniversary of the massacre at announce an initiative to prevent future gun violenc
feinstein's assault weapons ban will probably be approved today. it's expected to go through on a party line vote but it will have a tough time when it comes to the senate vote. feinstein says she needs all of the help she can get because she will be facing what she calls an 800-pound gorilla, the nra. >>> silicon valley investors is announcing ways to curb gun violence. capitalists and other investors have formed the technology committee. they will be joined by parents of victims of the newtown school shooting. it will be at the bill graham civic auditorium. >>> a policy to ease overcrowding in state prisons may be responsible for a rising number of sex offenders violating their parole. the san francisco examiner reports the number of sex offenders who have violated parole in california increased 15% since a realignment policy took effect 17 years ago. in san francisco the number of sex offenders violating parole rose from 72 to 84. the realignment policy calls for parole violaters to be sent to county jails instead of prison. many serve little time
has approved an assault weapons ban that was proposed by california senator dianne feinstein. as she was clearly angry when a matter member of the two- party and senate colleague tried to scold her about the constitution. >> it seems to me that all of us could be seeing are foundational document as the constitution. >> i am not a sixth grader. i have been on this committee for 20 years. i was a mayor for nine years. i walked in and saw people shot. i saw the bodies that were shot with these weapons. i have seen the bullets that and closed. sandy hook youngsters were dismembered. >> the measure now goes to the full senate for consideration. it is plan to be a tough fight because of opposition by the nra and an expected filibuster by republicans. feinstein as hoping president obama can help fight for the ban might present ended firmer bill back in the '90s. the president has in pushing for tighter guns since the school grade school shooting in conn. the families of some of the children killed in the sandy hook elementary school shooting in conn war intemperances go. they join bay area
kids measure supports rodrigo. and they are asking senator feinstein to intervene on his behalf. his classmates plan to go to washington next month and testify on capitol hill. >>> the 15-year-old from pakistan, the one shot in the head by the taliban because she fought for the rights of woman. she has a new school to go to. she is attending school in england. she was shot by a cam on the way home from her -- gunman on the way home from her school. she was released from her home last month and wants all girls to be able to go to school. >>> some employees at google's new satellite campus in mountain view may have been exspokessed to a chemical that's linked to cancer and birth defects. the center for investigative reporter says more than a thousand employees work in two bigs where -- bleddings say -- buildings say two chemicals were released. pregnant women exposed to this chemical have an increased level of giving birth to a baby with serious heart defects. >>> the airline that has the most boeing dreamliners is reportedly making a new demand of the airlinemaker. a source says all n
, too. >> the kids 4 kids measure supports rodrigo. and they are asking senator feinstein to intervene on his behalf. his classmates plan to go to washington next month and testify on capitol hill. >>> the 15-year-old from pakistan, the one shot in the head by the taliban because she fought for the rights of woman. she has a new school to go to. she is attending school in england. she was shot by a cam on the way home from her -- gunman on the way home from her school. she was released from her home last month and wants all girls to be able to go to school. >>> some employees at google's new satellite campus in mountain view may have been exspokessed to a chemical that's linked to cancer and birth defects. the center for investigative reporter says more than a thousand employees work in two bigs where -- bleddings say -- buildings say two chemicals were released. pregnant women exposed to this chemical have an increased level of giving birth to a baby with serious heart defects. >>> the airline that has the most boeing dreamliners is rep
. but california senator dianne feinstein, who wrote the bill, says she's been promised a vote and plans to introduce the assault weapons portion of the bill as an amendment. >> this legislation should be supported. it is aimed to protect children. to protect schools. it is aimed to dry up the supply of weapons overtime. >> while that part of the measure is in limbo. it is likely the senate will vote on three other measures. a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips, a call for universal background checks, and stiffer penalties for gun trafficking. >> the pentagon is getting ready for the start of forced for day workweeks. furlough notices will began going out on friday. workers will be forced to take unpaid leave for 22 days or one day each week, from april 21st thru september 21st. that is equal to a 20% pay cut for five months. the furloughs will affect most of the defense department 800,000 civilian employes. if the unpaid days off are the result of the forced federal spending cuts. >> there is new research indicating that sugary drinks are indeed bad for you. it says that one in every
the biggest push for gun control in decades. the bill sponsor dianne feinstein admitted the road is uphill. earlier political comedian dean put a question on social media. he's got like seven twitter followers so i think -- >> i just moved up. i had six, now up to seven. i'm feeling pretty good about myself. >> so, we asked, whether you think this ban has a chance of getting through congress. so, here's what one person says. hate to poop on your parade but boehner won't let it go to the floor for a vote. could make gop vulnerable before 2014 elections. one writes to dean, it will never get through the house unless obama comes out against it. so, people seem skeptical about congress. is that shocking? >> it's not shocking at all. you know what makes it unbelievable to all of us is 90% of americans in polls support universal background check for anyone to buy a gun, to close the gun show loophole but still this is may not pass congress. forget the assault weapon ban. congress does nothing. doesn't work on budget, doesn't pass gun control. we should take a page from the nhl owners and nba own
control in decades. the bill's sponsor democratic senator dianne feinstein admitted that the road is uphill. earlier political comedian dino vidalla put the question on social media, with seven twitter followers. >> just moved up. i had six. >> here's what we asked. we asked whether you think that this ban has a chance of getting through congress. so here's what one person says. hate to poop on your parade but boehner went let it get to the floor for a vote. it can make republicans vulnerable before 2014 mid-term elections, and then someone else writes to dean, it will never get through the house unless, of course, obama comes out against it. so dean, people seem skeptical about congress. is that shocking? >> not shocking at all. it's unreal. you know what makes it really unbelievable to all of us is that 90% of americans in polls support universal background checks for anyone buying a gun, what's called the gun show loophole. the assault weapons ban will never pass. that's the interesting thing. congress does nothing. doesn't work on the budget. you know, doesn't pass gun control
feinstein says she will be all the help shooting dead because you'll be facing a 800 lb. gorilla, the powerful national rifle association. >> the cha newly unsealed documents that reveal that the man charged with threatening to kill state senator leland yee allegedly sent an e-mail to calling himself a trained marine sniper with 39 confirmed kills and afghanistan. the e-mail says do not make me get to 40. >> this is everett bashman from an earlier court appearance. the e-mail came following senator yees work on gun control legislation. the suspect as pleaded not guilty to a dozen charges that is being held without bail. >> ever wonder where the items banned by the t s a ended up? every month on average of 400 with five out of stuff ends up in the t s a san that some of the nation's largest airports. the t s a box is the up and shifted out to states that want to make a buck by selling it. some items are sold at a government surplus store. the most sold in thegovdeals.com website. individual states, not the t s a set the prices for these items. the t s a says you do have options if
stands little chance of approval of the gop rep house. the sponsors senator dianne feinstein said she will meet all the helsinki because you'll be facing in eight underground guerrilla, the powerful and are a. >> ever wonder where the items that by the gsa and up? every month an average of 425 lbs. of stuff ends up in csa stands at some of the nation's largest airports. the csa box is that up and said set out to states that want to make a buck by selling it. some items are sold at a government surplus store. most are sold on the dugout deals .com web site. individual states, not the gsa said the prices for these items. the gsa says you do have options if you have something that's band. you can either jacket, may lead or leave it. >> of fire and a gas pipeline in louisiana has been burning since tuesday. current there letting it burn out and will probably last until sometime today. the fire began when a tugboat hit the gas line. it was pushing a barge that was carrying thousands of gallons of crude oil. there is an oily sheen on the water but the coast guard says there doesn't seem to
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